Scripps Media Deploys TVU Network’s TVUPack

TVU Networks, the global technology leader in portable live electronic news gathering (ENG) broadcast solutions, announced today that Scripps Media has signed an exclusive deal to deploy TVUPack across its broadcast stations covering 19 television markets in the United States.

“Scripps is all about quality journalism on every screen at any time,” said Michael Doback, vice president, engineering, Scripps Media. “TVUPack has proven to be a valuable tool for our news departments to deliver live and non-real-time video content across our television, Web and mobile platforms. With TVUPack, our stations will have the ability to deliver more content from more diverse locations than ever before.”

With stations located in 11 states, Scripps is one of the leading broadcast groups in the United States. After conducting two comprehensive tests of several cellular uplink products within the past year, Scripps selected TVUPack due in large part to its strong picture quality, high resiliency and ease of use in the field. Over the coming months, the company plans on deploying the solution across its network of affiliates in order to better share live content across the station group.

“Hundreds of customers around the world have turned to TVUPack to deliver professional quality resilient HD picture of live news and events to their viewers,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Scripps has long been viewed in the industry as a leader in adopting innovative technologies, and we’re happy to welcome the Scripps stations to the TVUPack family.”

Already in use by hundreds of broadcast organizations, TVUPack gives broadcasters satellite and microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight backpack. TVUPack is powered by TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux technology, which dynamically segments a live video signal and transmits the segments through multiple independent 3G/4G/WiFi/WiMax connections. TVUPack is simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location.